Wei-Shen joined WatersTechnology in June 2016, becoming the publication’s first full-time Asia-based reporter. Based out of Hong Kong, she writes for both Waters and Inside Data Management magazines, as well as the four subsites of WatersTechnology.com—Sell-Side Technology, Buy-Side Technology, Inside Reference Data and Inside Market Data. Prior to joining WatersTechnology, she was a journalist at Star Media Group in Malaysia. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Auckland.
Articles by Wei-Shen Wong
Waters Wavelength Podcast: Episode 262 (Previewing Nafis)
Wei-Shen and Tony take a look at what’s to come at the North American Financial Information Summit (Nafis).
Broadridge rethinks the OMS
Through its partnership with Glue42, Broadridge is bringing together the best components of its agency trading and market-making solutions.
DTCC’s blockchain for CDS trades finds no takers
Sources say the industry is not yet ready to fully adopt wide-scale implementations of distributed-ledger technologies.
Index fees fatigue: Regulators, startups move in on the big 3 providers’ $5 billion business
Users of index data often complain about the fees they have to fork out, particularly to the likes of S&P, FTSE Russell, and MSCI. WatersTechnology examines the state of the industry and what will disrupt the status quo.
Waters Wavelength Podcast: The case for DLT in post-trade
Jerome Kemp of Baton Systems joins the podcast to discuss DLT in post-trade.
Smashing barriers: How shortwave frequencies are making trading firms faster
Improvements in shortwave radio frequencies could be a leap forward in the latency race. But given the costs and technical challenges, is it worth the investment?
Waters Wavelength Podcast: Digital asset custody infrastructure
Stephen Richardson, head of Apac and senior vice president of financial markets at Fireblocks, joins the podcast to chat about multi-signature and multiparty computation technology.
AI proves helpful for banks facing new cash penalties for settlement failures
According to one report, banks have been hit with penalties of up to €5 million per month under new CSDR settlement rules. As a result, banks are turning to AI to help.
Waters Wavelength Podcast: SteelEye’s Matt Smith on eComms surveillance
SteelEye CEO Matt Smith talks on the podcast about the regulatory landscape for electronic and voice communications compliance.
BNY Mellon deploys new AI, cloud tools
The custodian bank has reduced payment processing times by as much as 80%, according to officials.
Post-trade still struggling from underinvestment, but purse strings are opening
Bloomberg, Broadridge, BNP Paribas, and a handful of startups are working to address manual processes in the back office.
Waters Wavelength Podcast: Treating the buy side’s fever
This week, Andrea Gentilini, head of SEI Novus, joins the podcast to discuss how the buy side evaluates their skillsets.
Ice builds out low-latency trading connectivity in Asia
The enhancements will be completed by the first half of 2023.
State Street looks to bolster Charles River, Alpha platforms with FundGuard integration
State Street’s partnership with FundGuard will provide clients with multi-book accounting, allowing them to see two sets of records in one system.
Waters Wavelength Podcast: Episode 257 (DLT loses favor)
This week, Shen and Tony talk about the usability of distributed ledger technology as a solution for capital markets firms.
Waters Wavelength Podcast: Fixed income execution & innovation
This week, Spencer Lee, chief markets officer at TS Imagine, joins Tony on the podcast to discuss execution issues and innovation within the fixed income space.
Waters Wavelength Podcast: Episode 255 (Wfic and everything cloud)
Josephine joins the podcast to discuss what went down at the World Financial Information Conference (Wfic) in Prague.
New tech for corporate actions aims to improve the data extraction process
Demand for corporate actions data is increasing in the front and middle office, but the data can be hard to read.
As APIs go mainstream, good management is key
Though APIs have been around for a while, some financial institutions only consume 5% of them. To help better manage APIs, firms need to be aware of what they want to achieve with the APIs they create and use.
Reflections on a decade of post trade
After years of neglect, back-office processes are finally getting attention. Wei-Shen wonders how much innovation can truly take place in the back office and how processes will actually improve.
Post-acquisition, Ion’s List eyes OTC market
List is integrating its Janus product suite with Clarus Financial Technology’s OTC risk management system.
Difficult transitions: Asset managers struggle to map future ESG risks
Investment firms have a role to play in incentivizing the green transition, but they must have forward-looking data.
Lower cross-border latencies open HFT opportunities
Automated and high-frequency trading in Asia have generally lagged behind US and European markets. But as low-latency data availability increases, that may soon change.
Cloud and APIs begin to (slowly) permeate the post-trade space
As financial firms turn their attention toward modernizing the back office, how they approach these projects comes under new scrutiny.